Below are a list of anchor resources and sample projects to support an investigation of health & wellness issues.


🏛️YPAR(Youth-led Participatory Action Research) An innovative approach to positive youth and community development based in social justice principles in which young people are trained to conduct systemic research to improve their lives, their communities, and the institution intended to serve them.

The Project Plan

The Youth Development Institute has created a project Summer Project plan designed to assist providers in the implementation of a Healing Centered and Wellness campaign that focuses on the discovery of activities that focus on Healing and overall Wellness strategies to identify, grasp and understanding of how Healing and Wellness related activities can be organized and are communicated and the impact they have on the community. This plan uses content from Dr. Shawn Ginwright as he defines Healing Centered Engagement, and the YPAR HUB as it’s key resources.

Instructional Resources
https://vimeo.com/669837812 provides access to a video discussion with Executive Director of Ramapo NYC, Sabrina Evans-Ellis, and Dr. Shawn Ginwright to discuss Healing Centered Engagement. Dr. Ginwright, who coined the term Healing Centered Engagement (HCE), shares, “Healing Centered Engagement offers an asset driven approach aimed at the holistic restoration of young peoples’ well-being.

The following videos from various sources can be watched with young people as a part of a broader dialogue.

🏛️ https://youtu.be/BgZhHxUwllU

🏛️ https://youtu.be/DauVEC20U84

🏛️ https://youtu.be/6b1yVhrnQ2s

🏛️ https://youtu.be/_gJ5V525SCk

Exploration Resources
🏛️ Community Mapping page provides content designed to support young people in the creation of a visual representation of their community to assist young people in developing an understanding of it’s current conditions. https://youtu.be/Yx5_QQHUNL

🏛️The YPAR hub survey page provides a look at how young people can use surveys as a means of collecting information from people within the community. Lessons are provided that will assist in the creation of surveys, how to test them, and administer them.

This section from the YPAR Hub will provide resources designed to help young people Act as a result of their exploration.

If you are an SYEP participant and have questions, please call your SYEP Provider.
If you are an SYEP Provider and have questions, please call your SYEP Program Manager.

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